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NorthWestern Energy Seeks Additional $23.8M To Cover Unexpected Costs

NorthWestern Seeks Additional $23.8M To Cover Unexpected Costs NorthWestern Energy is asking state utility regulators to sign off on the company’s request to increase their customers’ electric bills by $23.8 million for one year. This surcharge is in addition to a $6.5 million rate increase commissioners approved late last month.

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A polar bear outside Kaktovik, Alaska - the only village within the boundaries of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Nick Mott / Threshold

Threshold's The Refuge E1: Sibling Rivalry

The question for whether or not we should drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most contentious public lands debates in the United States. Even though most Americans would have a hard time finding it on a map, just about everyone seems to have very intense feelings about oil exploration in the refuge.

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Fen in the Butterfly Valley of the Plumas National Forest, CA
Harold Carlson, U.S.F.S. (PD)

Fens Are Montana's Spring-Fed, Species-Rich Pocket Peatlands

Even as the deep snowpack buries much of the landscape in Western Montana, there are some very special wetland habitats that will not freeze at all this winter. These wetlands, known as fens, are among the rarest habitats in the state.

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Watch Live: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. You can watch all the hearings here as they happen. MTPR will also air the hearings live, along with a wrap-up special from NPR from 6-7 p.m. after each hearing. This special coverage will preempt our regular schedule.

Upcoming hearings are scheduled for Nov. 19, 20 & 21, starting at 7 a.m. Mountain Time.

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